October 3, 2013

GAME NOTES: No. 20 Field Hockey Plays Host to No. 9 BC (Oct. 4)

The State of New Hampshire: The UNH field hockey team enters today's game with a 5-4 record following last Sunday's 3-1 victory vs. Harvard that extended the Wildcats' win streak to four games ... The 'Cats have had a win streak of at least four games each of the last five years ... After opening the season with three consecutive losses, UNH has won five of its last six games ... UNH is 2-1 at Memorial Field this season ... UNH has used the same starting lineup all nine games.

Two 'Cats Honored by America East: Meg Flatley was named Player of the Week and Carlie Tarbell received the Defensive Player of the Week award for the second time this season, the America East conference announced Monday. Flatley ignited the comeback at #7 UMass (3-2 overtime win) by lifting UNH within 2-1 with 3:49 remaining in regulation, then matched her career high of two goals vs. Harvard by scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals in a 3-1 win. Tarbell went 2-0 last week with a 1.50 GAA and .813 save percentage; she made eight saves, including three in OT, at UMass.

'Cat Nips: Meg Flatley has scored a goal each of the last three games and in 6 of 9 this season; she tied her personal best of two goals vs. Harvard and her eight goals overall is one less than her 2012 total ... Casey Pohlmeyer's two assists against the Crimson matched her career high; she accounts for six of the team's 15 assists ...

National Numbers: In the national leaderboard, Meg Flatley ranks 17th in goals per game and 22nd in points per game while Casey Pohlmeyer is 15th in assists per game.

Conference Call: Casey Pohlmeyer is tied atop the America East leaderboard in assists/game while Meg Flatley is #2 in goals/game and tied at #3 in points/game. Carlie Tarbell ranks third in saves/game.

UNH Leaders: Meg Flatley leads the Wildcats in goals (eight), points (18) and shots (23). Hannah Richard is second in both goals (five) and points (10), and she has a team-high .385 shooting percentage. Casey Pohlmeyer has a team-high six assists and is second in shots (21).

And In Goal For Your Wildcats: Carlie Tarbell has started 29 consecutive games dating back to the 2012 season opener. She has played all but 3:53 of a possible 2174:35 in that span, including all 670:15 this season.

Getting Trendy: UNH has scored the game's first goal just twice in nine games (1-1 record). In other scenarios, the Wildcats are 1-0 when leading at halftime; 4-2 when tied at the half; 4-1 when recording the shot advantage; 4-2 when tallying more penalty corners.
Today's Matchup: UNH has a 9-18-3 lifetime record, including last year's 6-2 road loss, against Boston College. BC has won each of the last three meeting and 10 of the last 11 dating back to the 2002 season; prior to 2012, four consecutive games were decided by one goal, including UNH's 3-2 win at Memorial Field in 2009.

Scouting the Eagles: Boston College enters today's game with an 8-2 overall record that includes 1-1 in the CAA, 3-1 on the road and 2-2 against nationally-ranked teams as well as 2-0 against America East schools. BC opened the season with four consecutive wins before falling to UMass. The Eagles then defeated Boston U. and Syracuse. Last weekend, BC fell to #2 Maryland (3-2) and beat Northeastern (3-0). In the national statistics, BC ranks fifth in goals per game (3.6) and 13th in penalty corners per game (8.3).

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